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Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

Degree Requirements

The Health Information Management program must earn a minimum grade of C in all foundations curriculum, cognate, and core courses. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit.

Fall Semester Freshman Year (16 semester credit hours)

  • BIOL 1050/1051: General Biology/Lab (3/1)
  • ENGL 1100: Composition (3)
  • HLTH 1000: Health in Modern Society (2)
  • MATH 1065: College Algebra (3)
  • KINE 1000: Lifetime Physical Activity & Fitness (1)
  • Hum/Fine Art elective (3)

Spring Semester Freshman Year (15 semester credit hours)

  • BIOS 1500: Introduction to Biostatistics (3)
  • ENGL 1200: Composition (3)
  • Hum/Fine Art elective (3)
  • Social Science electives (6)

Fall Semester Sophomore Year (17 semester credit hours)

  • BIOL 2130/2131: Human Physiology & Anatomy/Lab (4/1*)
  • ECON 2113: Principles of Microeconomics or other Social Science choice (3)
  • HSMA 2000: Professional Roles & Environments in Health Care (3)
  • MIS 2223: Intro to Computers (3)
  • Hum/Fine Art elective (3)

* Count towards electives (9 science sch in this course of study; only 8 needed for general education. Count 1 extra toward electives)

Spring Semester Sophomore Year (15 semester credit hours)

  • HIMA 3000: Medical Terminology (3)
  • HIMA Approved Electives (12)

Fall Semester Junior Year (16 semester credit hours)

  • HSMA 3115: Human Diseases (3)
  • HIMA 3120: Health Care Delivery Systems (3)
  • HSMA 3025: Professional Ethical Codes & Law in Health Care (3)
  • HSMA 3030: Written Communication and Documentation (WI - 4)
  • HSMA 3050: Leadership in Health Care (3)

Spring Semester Junior Year (15 semester credit hours)

  • HIMA 4030: Quality Management in Health Care (3)
  • HSMA 3020: Health Care Payment Systems (3)
  • HSMA 3040: Managing the Health of Populations (3)
  • HSMA 3045: Health Data Management (3)
  • HSMA Approved Elective (3)

Summer Semester Senior Year (3 semester credit hours)

  • HIMA 4138: Health Data Structures (3)

Fall Semester Senior Year (15 semester credit hours)

  • HIMA 4075: Applied Health Services Research (WI - 3)
  • HSMA 4010: Health Information Management (3)
  • HSMA 4055: Health Care Finance & Accounting (3)
  • HIMA 4153: Management of a Health Information Services Department (WI - 3)
  • HIMA 4160: Concepts in Health Information Technology (3)

Spring Semester Senior Year (14 semester credit hours)

  • HSMA 4050: Human Resource Management for Health Care Organizations (3)
  • HIMA 4145: Classification Systems in Health Care (3)
  • HSMA 4905: Allied Health Management Experience (5)
  • HIMA 4170: Privacy and Security in Health Information Systems (3)